Archive of November 3, 2010

UN pressures El Salvador to legalize abortion

Nov 3, 2010 - 10:09 pm .- Two pro-life leaders in El Salvador have condemned the recent pressure from the United Nations, urging the country to legalize abortion.

Church in Cuba opens new seminary for first time in 50 years

Nov 3, 2010 - 06:02 pm .- In a sign of continuing dialogue between Catholic leaders and the Raul Castro government, the country's first seminary in 50 years will be inaugurated on Nov. 3.

Pro-life Republicans make significant gains in midterm election

Nov 3, 2010 - 04:17 pm .- As Catholic voters appeared to break for Republican candidates, Election Day 2010 changed the leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives, several governorships and Senate seats.

Pope Benedict speaks about sex abuse scandals in new book

Nov 3, 2010 - 02:55 pm .- The world will have a more complete idea of Pope Benedict XVI's thoughts on sexual abuse in the Church when his interview with the German journalist Peter Seewald is published in a month.

Peruvian archbishop reminds Catholics of the universal call to holiness

Nov 3, 2010 - 01:55 pm .- Archbishop Jose Antonio Eguren of Piura, Peru reminded Catholics that holiness is “the universal vocation of all” in his Nov. 1 homily for the feast of All Saints.

Bishops of Spain send letter of condolence to Archbishop of Baghdad

Nov 3, 2010 - 12:00 pm .- The president of the Bishops’ Conference of Spain, Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela, has sent a letter of condolence to the Syriac Catholic Archbishop of Baghdad, Athanase Matti Shaba Matoka, after the Oct. 31 massacre that took place in the city's cathedral.

Ahead of weekend trip to Spain, Pope asks for prayers

Nov 3, 2010 - 11:42 am .- As the Spanish cities Santiago de Compostela and Barcelona make final preparations for the Holy Father's arrival this weekend, the Pope has asked everyone to accompany him on the pastoral trip with "fervent prayer."

Chaplains opposed to 'Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell' repeal coming under pressure

Nov 3, 2010 - 06:13 am .- A federal court has again reinstated the U.S. military’s policy against open homosexuals in service. While military chaplains are “hopeful” the policy will stay in place, some have been told they should “just get out” if the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy is repealed.

Iraqi Christians asking hard questions after shocking cathedral attack

Nov 3, 2010 - 02:54 am .- “It is only speculation,” Fr. Safaa Habash said, “an opinion.” Still, he couldn't help but wonder about the timing of the October 31 attack that killed or wounded most of the 120 worshipers at Baghdad's Syriac Catholic Cathedral of Our Lady of Salvation.

Catholic Charities honors bishops with commemorative medal

Nov 3, 2010 - 12:49 am .- At Catholic Charities USA’s recent 100th anniversary celebration, the group honored several Catholic leaders with specially commissioned Centennial Medals, noting the individuals’ commitment to the mission of the organization.

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